Olivia WordPress Theme – V0.9.5

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I am pleased to announce that you can now download the brand new WordPress theme named “Olivia” direct from our website and soon from the official WordPress themes gallery.

It has been in development for a long time but good things come to those who wait!

Key features of the theme:

  1. Seven brilliant styles including a Grunge style and Magic style!
  2. Beautifully designed
  3. WordPress 2.6.3 compatible
  4. Widget ready!
  5. Built on the famous 960 grid system
  6. FamFamFam Silk Icons
  7. jQuery functions including text size modification
  8. Basic stylesheet for accessibility
  9. Thumbnail generation

To coincide with the release of the theme I have written a quick tutorial explaining how to use the features explained…


The theme is ready “out-of-the-box” but there are some features built into the theme which you may not know about upon installation.

  1. Stylesheet Selector
    Olivia comes pre-built with SEVEN different styles to choose from. They include Red, Green, Blue, Grey, White, Grunge and Magic. To select which theme you would like to use simply login to your WordPress dashboard, click on the Design tab and then (as long as Olivia is the current theme) you should see a tab named Olivia Options. You will then be presented with the seven styles provided. Simply click on your desired style to enable it!
  2. Thumbnail Generator (requires GD library*)
    To ensure your post images are the perfect size I have built a simple PHP thumbnail generator. To use it simply upload your image as usual using WordPress’ in built media uploader but copy and paste the image “Link URL” into the box below your write panel (see image right). The theme will automatically resize the image for your post!
    *There is however a drawback with this. Your server must have GD Library installed. If your not sure about this simply login and click on Olivia Options under the Design tab. There will be a title further down notifying you if your ok or not.

That’s it! Your ready to make full use of your theme!
Please note that this is the very first full release of the theme and it may still have some hidden bugs somewhere. If you find any at all simply drop me an email or leave a comment (good or bad) and I will look into it immediately. The same goes for feature requests.

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Version History

  • V0.9.0 (23/09/08) : Initial Release
  • V0.9.1 (24/09/08) : Fixed some CSS issues
  • V0.9.5 (25/09/08) : Fixed CSS issues, widget sidebar issues and a bit of XHTML.

Please note the licence below.The theme is released under a GNU Public Licence. Please leave the author information intact in the footer of the document. You know it’s only nice for a free theme ;-)

Olivia WordPress Theme by Mark Goddard is licensed under a The GNU Public Licence Version 3.
Based on a work at blog.0100.tv.

42 thoughts on “Olivia WordPress Theme – V0.9.5”

  1. @toys = It’s quite simple. As the tutorial above says, simply login to your WordPress admin, click on “Design” and then click on “Olivia Options”.

    Didn’t quite understand your question but I think it’s what your getting at….

  2. I love this … so much potential.

    I assume you could set the background to anything using the color combinations in the css file.

    Great Job!

  3. Very nice theme!
    1. How do I add new boxes in each of the columns? I want separate articles in separate boxes, and I want to be able to add boxes in the side column also.
    2. How do I make a static blog title – I want to edit my title text so it’s two-color, and part not bold, and I don’t need it grabbed from the WordPress Settings.
    3. How do I insert a logo image and have it be positioned correctly?
    If WordPress Codex tutorial info applies to your theme, pls. let me know and I’ll try that.
    Thank you!

  4. Hi Nadine, thanks for your comments.

    With regards to your questions:
    1. Simply use the built in “widget” feature in WordPress. If your using the latest version then widgets is a key area of WordPress to use. Simply login to your admin page, click on “Design” then on “Widgets” below it. You can then add and remove many boxes into the side column.

    2.Simply open up the file named index.php in the themes directory and modify line 15. You can remove everything inside the < h1> tag and either put in some text or a logo.
    3. See above.

    Thanks, Mark

  5. I added this code into default css from WordPress to get the images to line up left, otherwise the left position shows up on the right. But now the box around the pictures doesn’t show up. Please let me know if there’s a way to fix that.
    img.alignright {float:right; margin:0 0 1em 1em}
    img.alignleft {float:left; margin:0 1em 1em 0;}
    img.aligncenter {display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto}
    a img.alignright {float:right; margin:0 0 1em 1em}
    a img.alignleft {float:left; margin:0 1em 1em 0;}
    a img.aligncenter {display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto}

  6. OK it looks like the photo box is a browser issue, the box shows up in Firefox but not in Chrome, so that’s not really your issue. Thanks

  7. Hey, how’s it going?. I installed this wonderful thema, Olivia, as a blog header. I hope you enjoy it. Congratulations to the author / s

  8. i am so impress for people who made theme for wordpress, they have their sklils to made many quality themes that can use by other wordpress user.and with this i am very thankfull for them.thank you

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